Top chef: NZ apples are flavourless
Top chef: NZ apples are flavourless

Kiwi apples have been slated by an acclaimed British-based chef as flavourless and full of sugar.

Delaney Mes: A basket full of goodies (+recipes)
Delaney Mes: A basket full of goodies (+recipes)

The best picnics involve shade, sunshine and home-made treats.

'Excited-as' to win meal with chef
'Excited-as' to win meal with chef

An idyllic waterfront meal cooked by celebrity chef Ben Bayly proved the perfect tonic for cancer-sufferer Wendy Thompson…

Wine: New-release red wines
Wine: New-release red wines

For some, the only real choice of wine is white or red. For red wine aficionados, here are some recent releases worthy of…

Food & Wine

North Shore gets a taste of Spain (+food news)
North Shore gets a taste of Spain (+food news)

In what promises to be the "most authentic Spanish bar in New Zealand" Pepitos is a welcome addition…

Al Brown: Biography of a restaurant

He used to be a fine dining chef in Wellington. Then he had an epiphany and moved to Auckland. Greg Dixon meets Al Brown…

Brunch: Cool Food Cafe, Mt Eden

This gem is on the second floor of the fabulous Bloc store, which is home to some of the city's top design brands including…

Is gourmet food worth the extra dollar?

Is gourmet food really worth the extra dollars?

Agonising pain for food poisoning victims
Agonising pain for food poisoning victims

Those affected by a food poisoning epidemic which has been linked to foods including lettuce and carrots…

Health benefits of leftovers

Eating pasta is less fattening if it is cooled down and reheated before being served, a study has revealed. The finding…

Recipe: Miso and chicken noodle soup

Most of us know miso from the Japanese soup of the same name, but miso paste can be used in lots of ways. Try the delicious…

Want healthy pasta? Reheat it

BBC prgramme Trust Me, I'm a Doctor has discovered the process reduces the rise in blood glucose making the carbohydrate…

Choc milk a hot commodity

Fans of a new "artisan" chocolate milk have been waiting at supermarkets around the North Island to snap it up within minutes…

Bar review: Blankenberge Belgian Beer Cafe, Takapuna
Bar review: Blankenberge Belgian Beer Cafe, Takapuna

First drinks: This easygoing establishment has a similar problem to many Kiwi watering holes in that…

Food & Wine Archives

Recipes

Vege out on greens (+recipes)
Vege out on greens (+recipes)

Fresh, seasonal veges should take pride of place on…

Recipe: Quinoa and lemon fritters
Recipe: Quinoa and lemon fritters

There are so many benefits to quinoa - it's nutritious…

Delaney Mes: Time to celebrate (+recipes)
Recipe: Lemongrass chicken salad
Recipe: Lemongrass chicken salad

Donna Hay's new book, The New Easy , is full of shortcuts…

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Recipes

Sweet tooth (+recipes)
Sweet tooth (+recipes)

As We grew up, we didn't really have desserts after…

Recipe: Basic lemon tart
Recipe: Basic lemon tart

1½ cups plain flour ½ cup pure icing sugar 125g unsalted…

Salad days (+recipes)
Salad days (+recipes)

Although it still seems to rain a lot, I love spring…

Recipe: Basic pizza dough
Recipe: Basic pizza dough

1 tsp dry yeast 1/4 tsp caster sugar 3/4 cup lukewarm…

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Life & Style

Blog: Dealing with self absorbed people
Blog: Dealing with self absorbed people

Dealing with a self absorbed person, including work mates and family members, can be tricky territory to navigate, writes…

Six strange addictions
How birth season affects personality
Do you suffer weekendvy?
Scientists prove man flu is a real thing
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